At the start the battle appears in the footage to have been a chaotic mess where it is hard to see who was fighting who. But then a raft of the group charged and threw missiles at riot police who fired cans of tear gas into the camp. The video is filmed from the relative safety of a nearby apartment upon the Boulevard de la Vilette. French daily newspaper Le Parisien reported two successive fights occurred during the night and that the brawls were between the migrants of Stalingrad and anti-crime protesters. The newspaper reports that two men were wounded and taken to the Lariboisière hospital nearby. A resident of the boulevard said it was the first outbreak of violence at the station.